The holiday season is now upon us and many of you are in the middle of securing holiday items for your loved ones. As an AVON Brand Ambassador, I bring you the latest information, news, and tips from AVON representatives around the country. This month, just in time for the holiday season, I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Douglas Robinson, a former NYPD Sergeant who now is an AVON representative and Senior Executive Leader, who specializes in personal shopping and offering gifting tips for special occasions and holidays.
Learn more about Laura and her AVON tips and suggestions below:
You are a retired NYPD Police Sergeant. How did you get started with AVON? What’s your story?
I started Avon in high school to help with my shyness. I loved my Avon business but I had to stop to join the Police Academy. I attempted to join again but once again stopped in order to start my family. I finally came to Avon again and never left. I was already a Police Sergeant working on patrol, so I just sold Avon to all of my colleagues and civilians. I knew I was retiring in 2002, so I was looking at Avon as a second career. I am so happy I am doing what I love while earning a great income.
What are some of the benefits you’ve been able to reap by being an AVON Representative?
The benefits I have received from Avon are many. I am able to supplement my pension as well as enjoy travelling all over compliments of Avon. I’ve visited Alaska, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and was able to pick a cruise to my liking. I’m able to decide how much money I want to make and just do it. The police department never had so many luxuries. Although I’ve enjoyed being a Police Sergeant, I enjoy being an Avon Representative a lot more.
The holidays are coming up. What AVON shopping tips do you have for my readers?
Avon is a great place to shop. We have almost everything except food. It’s great to shop in your pajamas and avoid the crowds. We have many perfume gift sets, lingerie, makeup, decorations, clothes, boots, shoes, skincare, toys and baby clothes. Don’t buy a thing until you check out my website. Guaranteed delivery for Christmas or Hanukkah! www.youravon.com/ldouglasrobinso
Avon is known for their perfume/cologne gift sets. We always have no problem selling these items because they already come gift boxed. Reasonably priced is also a major catch.
What are some tips you have for the person who is hard to buy for?
I recommend giving the hard to shop for person a gift bag filled with an assortment of our popular products. We have a mascara that’s only available through Avon. We also have the best smelling perfume in a beautiful red bottle called Passion. There’s the well-known skin so soft oil as well which can be used in a variety of ways. For him, we have Derek Jeter’s new cologne called Rush. We have slippers for him as well as watches from his favorite teams. There are tool sets and other items he would like.
How does AVON make it easy for people to shop for the holidays?
Avon keeps a website available 24/7. They offer free shipping for orders over $30 and they give you the option of having your order shipped directly or delivered to your Avon Representative.
What do you look forward to most when it comes to the holidays?
I look forward to the holiday parties given by my team members. We set up most of the products featured in the brochure right in their living room. It’s great to see the look on the guests’ faces as they comment on how beautiful the products Avon has available. The main thrill is seeing my team members earn so much each holiday season. This is the best time of the year to sell.
What items do you purchase most from AVON for your family and loved ones?
My favorite products for my family are the makeup sets and the perfume. Everyone loves the makeup palettes and they are affordable!
Any suggestions or tips for people wanting to get started with AVON?
My suggestion to all of those who want to try owning their own business: Get in NOW!! We have so much to offer. You won’t believe what you get when you pay just $10 to start. A free website, access to the whole country, Benefits, discounts, and you are the Boss. It’s your time and your business. You are in control of your own destiny. Avon has 127 years’ experience. We are not just makeup and we have men who sell, too. Don’t let another minute get away. Try Avon, it’s a life changer!
You can catch Laura on her prospective social channels below-
Facebook: Avon Laura Douglas-Robinson